Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to resign after American soldiers successfully rescued one of their citizens in northern Nigeria at the weekend.
Bamgbose applauded the outstanding courage displayed by the US Special Operation Forces, in rescuing an American citizen held hostage by armed men in the West African country.
Recall that the Special forces successfully rescued an American, 27-year-old Philip Walton, taken hostage in Nigeria by armed men on October 26.
Walton was moved to northern Nigeria where he was held and the Pentagon has confirmed that the operation was executed on Saturday.
The senior lawyer commended President Donald Trump for the fit but on the other hand, said he weeps for Buhari because he (Buhari) has consistently failed to showcase his military prowess.
In a chat with us on Monday morning, Bamgbose, a chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, said, “The Boko Haram slaughter Nigerians at will without any reasonable intervention. Many that are held hostage are either killed or kept in the custody of the insurgents.
“This is really unfortunate. Pompeo vowed ‘We will never abandon any American taken hostage’ Buhari is certainly not Nigeria’s dream leader.
“Leah Shuaib and others are still in custody of the insurgents, with slim hope of ever coming back to reunite with their families.
“A leader who can’t guarantee the safety of his subjects should not be recognized as a true leader.
“If I were Buhari I will decide on two options, one to resign or buckle up and prove myself to be the real leader.
“What is the essence of enjoying the privileges of the President, when you cannot guarantee lives and properties of your citizens? I weep for Buhari’s administration.
“This is not what we expected. Enough of flimsy and watery excuses. I’m waiting for a time when President Buhari will say ‘We will never abandon any Nigerian taken hostage, we will protect our people and interests anywhere in the world’ Buhari has indeed disappointed Nigerians in the area of securing lives and properties.”
Rotimi Amaechi uncovers biggest obstacle to Nigeria’s development
Amaechi, in an opinion on Friday, revealed that rail projects around Nigeria were built for the improvement of the country’s economy rather than racial biases.
The former Rivers State Governor recognized what he called politicising of railway development as one of the main challenges thwarting the government’s effort to boost the economy.
The minister, who was speaking as a guest lecturer at the Annual Public Lecture of the Department of Economics at the University of Lagos, commented that transportation as a criterion involved logistics.
Ameachi said, ”It’s a key element in driving the development of economies all over the world and it creates possibilities for other sectors; therefore, you cannot even create employment if you don’t create logistics.
“Nigerians are too ethnically conscious. You think first of your ethnicity before you think as a Nigerian.
”Ethnicity is putting pressure on the economics of railway construction. What you hear is, ‘I am a Yoruba man, I am a Hausa man, I am an Igbo man.”
“Railway is fuelled by economic activities, it is not fuelled by tribes.
Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.
The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.
The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.
The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .
According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.
“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.
Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits
Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.
The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.
The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.
“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.
“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.
“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.
“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.
Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”
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